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Obssessed

I'm at work right now. I should be working, right? Instead I'm sitting here being upset that I can't practice even though it's raining and hailing. The weather doesn't bother me. When you go hiking in the mountains for over a week, you learn to get over nature's mood swings. 

 

I've known about disc golf for many years but was nervous about putting myself out there because I was afraid I'd be awful. Also, I'm a perfectionist (I can't help that) and I don't like losing...no one…

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Added by Delia N Buhl on April 22, 2011 at 12:22pm — 1 Comment

4 year old mistake

       December 2007 I was at the top of my disc golf career. I placed second in a tournament over great pros and was firing on all cylinders. Then a new relationship happened. I didnt play much the following year until it ended. 

     Since then, I have been in a driving slump. In early january 2011 I also experienced a putting slump. HERES HOW I FIXED MY SLUMP: I was lowering disc in my back swing. As a result, the disc was pulling around my body and spraying out of my hand. common…

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Added by lefty tom on April 20, 2011 at 5:02pm — No Comments

First run Z NUKE SS in stores Apr 18

NUKE SS official release info!

http://discraft.com/newsletter/dg_1104.html


Added by Discraft Disc Golf on April 13, 2011 at 1:04pm — No Comments

The PDGA Barf Format

Are you a PDGA amateur who is tired of high entry fees and craptastic plastic payouts?  Are you a PDGA pro who competes in age or gender restricted pro divisions who is not competitive in MPO?  Do you play tournaments in south-eastern Michigan?  If you answered "yes" to two of those questions, keep reading.

 

In the earliest years of this millenium I used to run tournaments in Michigan.  When my brother wanted to start running tournaments in Illinois I cut back to doing nothing…

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Added by Bruce Brakel on April 12, 2011 at 7:29pm — 6 Comments

The most dangerous disc golfer

Watch MMA fighting champ Ben Askren of Team Discraft as he enters the cage to take on veteran Nick Thompson this Sat on MTV-2, 9pm ET.  Here's an interview he gave yesterday to USA Today.



http://content.usatoday.com/communities/mma/post/2011/04/bellators-askren-nick-thompson-just-a-stop-along-the-road/1

 

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Added by Discraft Disc Golf on April 7, 2011 at 8:28am — 4 Comments

Dilemmas

So, it's official, I earned an invite to this year's Amateur Championship in MIchigan.  Dream come true, prestigious tourney in my home state (I currently live in Alaska).  I can fly down, visit with family and friends while playing in a great tourney.  But, of course, my parents fly in to Anchorage on June 10th.  I've already decided to stay here to visit with my parents on their vacation, but I will admit to thinking about it for a couple of days.  I think I'm cursed for big tourneys.  I…

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Added by Chris Goodrich on April 3, 2011 at 6:32pm — 6 Comments

GM View of Memorial

This was my first ever pdga event in the States.

It was enjoyable but could have been better in a couple of areas. 

As an am senior grandmaster i found it kind of dumb that i had to tee off at 7:30am three days in a row.  I never play dg before 11am, my old body doesn't easily allow it. From the 3 Palms it was a1hr run out there .... 6:30 plus a half hour to get up makes it a 6am start to play dg, just plain nuts from my point of view.  get the young guys up to play early ...…

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Added by Boom Boom Dino on March 22, 2011 at 4:05am — 3 Comments

Spotted in the wild: NUKE SS prototypes

The NUKE SS prototype is currently being evaluated by Team Discraft, we hope to perfect it for a springtime release. The goal is (much) better distance for slower arms.…



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Added by Discraft Disc Golf on March 21, 2011 at 2:46pm — 5 Comments

All families lived.

The people who worried about me have a report.

An email arrived from the family of the wife yesterday.

All families lived.

I cannot yet know others.

It was long one week.

More than 10,000 people, there is the person who does not understand safety.

In the refuge place, it snows.

I pray for many people being saved as soon as possible.

I thank all of you!

Added by Kazuhiko Gomibuchi on March 17, 2011 at 5:21pm — 10 Comments

Airport Lakes Disc Golf Course

Well, after a long month, the Airport Lakes course is finished.  Click below for a link to the course page on the discorlando site for a map, directions and distances.

 

Airport Lakes Course

 

Added by Chad on March 17, 2011 at 11:56am — 2 Comments

2 more.....

i hit two more aces yesterday.......the first one was the first throw of the day i didnt have my golf bag with me so i was using my frinds plastic......so we step up to hole one and i throw his already aced star dan marino roc, and it just floats right into the chains........i dont get the roc for the ace but i got a KC Pro dan marino aviar........the next round we start we start on hole seven....i decided to throw a spike hyzer with this putter over the trees and put it away for a… Continue

Added by Trae-Bear on March 5, 2011 at 12:00pm — 6 Comments

Congrats Paige Pierce, Pro Rookie of the Year

Team D's Paige Pierce of Plano, Texas wins the PDGA Female Rookie of the Year: With a dominating performance in 2010, Paige pretty much had the honor wrapped up by Worlds. Her stats were so good for her pro rookie season that she just missed making it as one of the top seven finalists for the Female Player of the Year award.



The award will be presented in August at Pro Worlds in Santa Cruz. Congrats!…



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Added by Discraft Disc Golf on February 24, 2011 at 10:44am — 3 Comments

Mind control in disc golf- first step: thinking about what you're thinking about

How many times has any of the following happened to you?



* You miss badly on a tricky and/or risky putt, and almost immediately after it leaves your hand you realize that although you thought you had decided to go for it, the disc comes out weak and unsure- maybe wobbling more than usual and way too low.

* You hit a tree right after you made not hitting the tree your primary focus

* You catch yourself thinking about your overall score, and the impact your last throw had or… Continue

Added by frisbeebrain on February 21, 2011 at 2:09pm — 4 Comments

ice bowl 2011 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

just finished my first ice bowl, not to mention my first club event. What a blast and can't wait to the regular season.

Although after 30 holes of going through almost 3 ft of snow it was a challenging day.

 

Added by jim jacques on February 20, 2011 at 9:24pm — 2 Comments

The Vibram Disc Golf Review 'Preview'

When I began playing disc golf more than 20 years ago, all discs were basically the same in terms of material. They were all plastic, and they were pretty much all the type of plastic we now refer to as DX (Innova's term) or Pro-D (Discraft's). Yet despite the fact that the market for golf discs is now inundated with a continual flood of new models - most available in at least three grades of plastic - one thing has remained constant: They've always been made from plastic. Until… Continue

Added by frisbeebrain on February 4, 2011 at 5:08pm — No Comments

2011 Discraft Gear Guide

 

Thanks to all our friends who contributed some great pics to the 2011 Discraft catalog. 

 

http://discraft.com/catalog.html

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Added by Discraft Disc Golf on February 3, 2011 at 4:09pm — No Comments

perfect Putt 360

Started the perfect putt 360 with a new pair of soft warlocks

day 1 -123

day 2 - 143

Day 3 - 139 during the second round I changed grip and used all fingers inside rim instead of one outside

day 4 -133 used new grip both rounds ,and temp was below freezing ,feel i can do better

day 5 -123 bad round new grip isn't working well and putters seem to overstable

day 6- first round was a 28 I started my 2nd round then quit

day 7-I took the time to…

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Added by John on January 19, 2011 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

Ruminations on speed golf

Every now and then I substitute my thrice-weekly 3-5 mile run with a bit of speed golf. At Black Mouse DGC, a short but very mountainous track, it's a great workout. My habit there, if time allows, is to play the course twice and aim for a time of less than an hour. Today I finished the first round in 26:26, and the the entire 36 holes in 53:05. If my math is correct, that means that the second 18 holes took 13 seconds longer…

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Added by frisbeebrain on January 18, 2011 at 9:28am — 4 Comments

How to you become a Pro?

I've always wondered, if I win my State tournament (South Dakota), how much closer does that get me to becoming a pro?  How much do the Pros make?  Can they live off of disc golfing alone?   What do I have to do to make it big time, other than simply win?

Added by Tate N on January 12, 2011 at 3:53pm — 4 Comments

New Disc Golf TV Show, Snow-covered baskets in CA, and disc golf goes to (community) college

For some time now, the majority of the posts on this blog have leaned towards instructions, course reviews, and equipment reviews, and away from the author's personal experiences in the sport. This has plenty to do with my no longer competing at the higher levels, but I've got a couple tidbits to share that have nothing to do with my plummeted player rating and disappearance from the sanctioned tournament scene.



Disc Golf Class at Cabrillo College

The Cabrillo College… Continue

Added by frisbeebrain on January 11, 2011 at 8:09pm — 5 Comments

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